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2019 Lit Lemon Wrap Up

2019 has been a fantastic year for Lit Lemon. Lit Lemon turned one, my twitter is booming, and I am building up my Instagram. The reading/writing community is a lovely place, filled with supporters and inspiration. I have worked with many authors and hope to meet even more in 2020. I am thrilled to have […]

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Monster

Walter Dean Myers “The movie is more real in so many ways than the life I am leading. No, that’s not true. I just desperately wish this was only a movie.” Monster is on Time’s Best 100 YA list, which is how I finally came to reading this book. I am disappointed I have put […]

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The Princess Bride

Abridgment by William Goldman, the original author is S. Morgenstern ‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said. Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’ ‘‘Refusal means death.’’ ‘‘Kill me then.’’ I have […]

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate Dicamillo “Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”  I am familiar with Kate Dicamillo’s work but never put aside the time to actually read anything. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is on Time’s Best 100 YA list for a good reason, it […]

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Looking for Alaska

John Green “‘Don’t you know who you love, Pudge? You love a girl who makes you laugh and shows you porn and drinks with you. You don’t love the crazy, sullen bitch.’ And there was something to that, truth be told.” John Green knows how to pull you in and twist your heart. I am […]

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon “You are very lucky to be at this table,” Chassar said. “Few men seek the Priory and live to see it.” Another man poured Loth a cup of pale wine. “The Priory, Your Excellency?” Loth asked, perplexed. “You are in the Priory of the Orange Tree, Lord Arteloth. In Lasia.” Between The […]

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Return of the King

J.R.R Tolkien ‘Never is too long a word even for me,’ said Treebeard. ‘Not while your kingdoms last, you mean; but they will have to last long indeed to seem long to Ents.’ ‘The New Age begins,’ said Gandalf, ‘and in this age it may well prove that the kingdoms of Men shall outlast you, […]

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